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Posts from October, 2010


Tel Aviv: Gallery + Old Railway Station

By Roni Brunn | October 29, 2010 | From, News

Met with a friend last night at my hotel around sunset.  It’s all really fun and exciting and surprising.  Turns out the most miserable time in my life were his fav school years etc.

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Eating in Tel Aviv

By Roni Brunn | October 27, 2010 | News

I’m in Tel Aviv this week!  It’s so fun to see all my friends here.  Been running around faster than I can write it, so I may need to sleep off this vacation when I get back.

Above is just a public beach in the center of town.  There are umbrellas, chairs, and cabanas all ready.  The water’s warm, and there are breakers to calm the waves.  The sand is combed frequently, and there are showers + foot faucets.  It’s super civilized.  I basically only go to the beach in Israel.

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Reem Acra’s Gaga Brides

By Roni Brunn | October 22, 2010 | News


Lebanese designer Reem Acra just showed her bridal collection for 2010.  The presentation included head pieces made of lace that take the place of veils.  Some were shaped like animal ears and evoke looks worn by Lady Gaga.

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Lanvin SS11: Runway to Press Call

By Roni Brunn | October 20, 2010 | News


Alber Elbaz‘s varied, masterful Lanvin SS11 collection touched on current trends with the designer’s deft balance of everyday vs. drama, romance vs. practicality, and formality vs. ease.  The image of Frida Gufstavsson wearing a flowing, slitted skit from the presentation is one of the most memorable shots from this recent season.  It captures an athletic fragility, an approachable minimalism, and luxurious wearability.  The palette and proportions should appeal to a variety of women, and the look also lends itself to striking editorials.

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Alexander McQueen FW10 Runway to Retail

By Roni Brunn | October 18, 2010 | News

The drama and rich details in Alexander McQueen presentations basically look like couture shows.  It’s always fascinating to see how the looks translate to retail once the season hits.  Some adjustments need to be made to turn the ideas into garments that are appropriate for moving around and standing still in environments complemented by high end clothes.  [Above: Jewel-embellished red stretch crepe gown at Net-a-Porter]

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Giles x Happy Socks

By Roni Brunn | October 15, 2010 | News


British designer Giles Deacon is a master of modern ladylike looks.  Sounds boring but never is.  He’s also confident enough to mix in some kooky, almost kitschy, details, which could undo any sense of propriety that skirt suits usually assert.  A running theme is the set of cartoon googly eyes.  I loved them on the ridiculous pouf bags from FW1o, and they returned at the SS11 presentation within neon fair isle knits.

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Marcel Wanders x MAC

By Roni Brunn | October 12, 2010 | News


One of my favorite designers, Marcel Wanders, collaborates with MAC on a limited edition collection under the annual luxe edition.  Known for his work with Droog and Moooi, Wanders’ surreal pieces meld classical motifs into modern design iconography.

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Louis Vuitton x Target – SS11

By Roni Brunn | October 11, 2010 | News


Designer collabs have been pretty hot in the last few seasons, and it’s always exciting to hear of new ones launch.  The Lanvin x H&M collection now seems to be the most hotly anticipated collab, but maybe that’s because the fashion media largely ignored some hints at Vuitton‘s SS11 presentation.

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Nina Kinert – “Play the World”

By Roni Brunn | October 8, 2010 | Music downloads, News

Want a new song from an earthier, darker Lykke Li?  I’m using “earthy” to mean that Nina sings with a lower register, a warmer tone, and without the Lolita affectation.  The production of “Play the World” easily falls into the Youth Novels milieu but doesn’t feel dated, perhaps because it keeps the percussion of the former but swirls around more haunting vocals around it.

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Balenciaga – SS11 Watch

By Roni Brunn | October 7, 2010 | News


Nicholas Guesquière launched a limited edition Balenciaga watch at the house’s SS11 presentation. The timepiece comes in a few colors and materials, including leather, python, croco, and lizard. It’ll go for $1,400 at Balenciaga stores.

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